ABOUT MICHAEL J. GILL
Michael J. Gill grew up in Pasadena and continues to live in the area with Penny, his wife of 43 years. They have two adult children and two small grandchildren.
Michael has been a speaker in the fields of estates, trusts, conservatorships and financial elder abuse, and is a Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) speaker and editor. He was a partner in the Los Angeles firm of Seaver & Gill, LLP for 15 years until R. Carlton Seaver was appointed to the bench in 2008.
He takes great pride in being a Probate Court Mediator, with a 95% success rate (over 100 mediations).
Outside the office, Mike enjoys gourmet cooking, traveling, classical music, performing arts, sailing and golf. He serves as the executive chef for an open ocean sailboat racing team captained by his former partner.
Both Mike and Elizabeth are “of counsel” to Jones, Bell, Abbott, Fleming & Fitzgerald L.L.P., a well established transactional and litigation firm specializing in securities, corporate law, real estate, employment, and intellectual property matters.
Areas of Practice
• Estate Planning
• Probate and Trust Administration
• Financial Elder Abuse Recovery
• Probate Court Mediator
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1970
Loyola Law School
Los Angeles, California
J.D. - 1969
University of Redlands
B.A. - 1966
Contributing Editor, "California Conservatorship Practice," California Continuing Education of the Bar, 2005
Honors and Awards
AV® Preeminent™ rating (5.0/5.0) from Martindale Hubbell, their preeminent rating for competence and ethics in the practice of law
Professional Associations and Memberships
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section, Executive Committee, 1984 - 1986; 2001 - 2003
Los Angeles County Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section, Delegate to State Bar, 2002 - 2003
Pro Bono Activities
Office of Public Counsel
in association with All Saints Church
Los Angeles Court Probate Volunteer Panel, 1996 - 2012
Michael J. Gill and Elizabeth T. Pierson
Los Angeles, CA 90017 (MAP)
Voice: 213-689-4700 Fax: 213-689-1004